Famous Wardrobe from TV & Movie Scenes

Our bedroom furniture boffins love a movie, so the team have put together a list of famous movie scenes with wardrobes.  

The wardrobe is the pinnacle hiding spot in a horror movie, so we've tried to be creative to give some lesser known onsite scenes. Can you think of any others?

The Potter Boggart

If your Boggart is bad organisation and small wardrobes, we have just the spell. Potter has a number of famous options, the iconic closet under the stairs, the vanishing cabinet but we love the Closet Monster!

In Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Daniel Radcliffe and his co-stars take on their Boggarts that emerge from the wardrobe by making them look 'riddikulus'. The Prison of Azkaban went on to smash the box office with $792.2 million without having to use any spells in real life.

We later see in the film, the significance of Harry and Professor Lupin's Boggarts, which show Harry come face to face with a dementor before Lupin intervenes, turning the Boggart into the moon. This hint in the film becomes a piece of the puzzle in the revelation of Lupin's true identity.

Entry to Narnia 

The secret gateway via the wardrobe to the magical world of Narnia. If you end up ruling this magical world, remember, once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.

Released in 2005, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the tale of the Pevensie siblings, evacuated from London during the second world war, discovering a wardrobe that leads to the magical land of Narnia.

Within this world, they discover Aslan needs their help to defeat the evil white witch, portrayed by Tilda Swinton. The film was popular on release, seeing a $745million revenue at box office. With the success of the movie, Disney released a further two films for the movie series to create the trilogy.

Iron Suit Up 

 Maybe you need somewhere to store the same outfit in different colours. So does Tony Stark. Your outfits may not be as advanced as Iron Man's, but you have the same idea

Iron man 3 sees Robert Downey Jr. portray Iron Man when he encounters Ben Kingsley, who we believe to be the Mandarin, a terrorist looking to one-up Iron Man. Throughout the film, we see Tony Stark develop his suits alongside his inner personality to defeat the Mandarin with the multiple self-functioning Iron Man suits that add to his arsenal.

This final Iron Man film earned a huge reception at box office, making $1.215 billion. A large number for many, however, we're sure that Iron Man would be lucky to break even with this after the collateral damage seen in the film.  


Rose and wardrobe

A sophisticated dinner calls for a sophisticated dress, handed to you by a sophisticated wardrobe. Just like Madame De La Grande Bouche, this wardrobe could have the perfect outfit for a special occasion.

The Beauty and The Beast 1991 is a classic Disney musical/fantasy, adapted from the book, involving a young woman called Belle who agrees to live with the Beast to free her father.

Through the journey, Belle, played by Paige O'Hara, discovers that the Beast, Robby Benson, is secretly an enchanted prince. Through the film, Belle helps the Beast learn how to love and revert himself to his human form. The popularity of the film saw Disney make $440.1 million at box office.

Boo's Door Ending

A movie all about doors to closets and scaring children. But Sully being reunited with Boo through the reconstruction of her door is by far the most iconic scene.

Monsters Inc. A film that explores the world of monsters in search of energy through the screams of children. Whilst children are harmful to the world in which the monsters live, their screams provide the energy that the monsters so desperately need.

Whilst smashing the scream records, Sully, John Goodman, a scream legend in the monster world, comes across Boo, who manages to creep into the monster world and cause panic. Sully soon realises that Boo is not as harmful as he thought. Box office saw Monsters Inc make $577.4 million, leading to the prequel of Monsters University, made in 2013. 

Where is my Super Suit?

Speaking of suits, need somewhere to store a super-suit? Just be sure to let your partner know where it's meant to be stored, otherwise, you may struggle to find it when the city needs saving.

The 2004 Disney film, The Incredibles, explores a family of superheroes attempt to live a normal life. Whilst Bob, played by Craig T. Nelson, struggles to accept that his super days are over. Therefore, Bob and his best friend Frozone, Samuel L. Jackson, look to relive their glory days as superheroes behind Helen's (Elastigirl's) back.

However, she soon discovers their secret and is dragged into saving Bob from the evil Syndrome, a villain that Bob consequently created through his arrogance in his previous years. The Incredibles saw revenue of $633 million. This popularity lead to the sequel of Incredibles 2 in 2018. 

The Gentleman's Wardrobe

 From impeccable pinstripe suits to secret weapons. This wardrobe is full of all your favourite spy gear. Just make sure you have Oxford's not Brogues.

Many people wonder what the secret service is like on the inside. Kingsman: The Secret Service provides an alternative view of being a secret agent. After a rough upbringing and losing his father at a young age, Eggsy, portrayed by Taron Egerton, discovers that his father was part of the elite secret service.

Colin Firth, who plays Harry, teaches Eggsy the ways of the secret service, including the high-end suits and disguised weapons that help the secret service stay discrete. Eggsy is tasked with helping the secret service take down eco-terrorist, Richmond Valentine, played by Samuel L. Jackson. The film saw a revenue of $414.4 million and its success lead to the sequel of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Hiding In Closet With Stuffed Animals

Have you ever purchased something that you shouldn't and don't want your partner to found out? Just like E.T, it might be best to disguise this amongst other items.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a timeless classic. When E.T is left behind on earth, a young boy called Elliot, played by Henry Thomas, finds and saves him. Whilst hiding him and saving him from Government agents, Elliot develops a strong emotional connection to E.T.

Elliot and his siblings help E.T. to phone home and find his way back to his kind. Elliot and E.T. have an iconic connection that provided an element of emotion and consequently created a timeless movie, still iconic to this day. E.T. was a huge success at box office, bringing in $792.9 million. 

 Toys Should Not Go To School

In a film where toys come to life, they feel neglected when their owner doesn't want to play with them anymore. It would be a surprise if your clothes could come to life, but if they could, we're sure the neglected items at the back of the wardrobe would miss you too.

Toy Story 4 was long-awaited by fans of the movies series and was finally released in 2019. The hype around the film helped to bring in £1.073 billion at box office. Toy Story 4 shows the legendary Tom Hanks reprise his role as Woody when he struggles to accept that he is no longer Bonnie's favourite toy.

In the midst of his personal struggles, he realises that Bonnie's feelings are more important than his own and therefore, helps Bonnie's new favourite toy, Forky, played by Tony Hale, to understand his importance in Bonnies life.

Monica's Hoarding

Obsessed with keeping things clean but struggle to let go of clothes that need throwing away? No need to be ashamed, even the biggest clean freak on TV has a closet full of junk as her dark secret.

Friends is one of the biggest TV shows to have ever graced world TV, making 236 episodes across 10 very popular seasons. With Monica, played by Courteney Cox, widely seen as one of the biggest clean freaks on TV, she desperately tries to hide what is in the secret closet.

When Chandler, portrayed by Matthew Perry, struggles to contain his curiosity, he soon discovers that Monica is hoarding many items in the closet. Much to Monica's dismay, Chandler makes fun of her for being messy.

The Runway Fashion Shoot

There's probably nobody in the world with a better wardrobe than Miranda Priestly. And best of all, she probably didn't pay for an item. That's all.

The Devil Wears Prada was released in 2006 and stars many big names such as Meryl Streep as Miranda Priertsly, Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs and Emily Blunt as Emily Charlton. The film explores Andrea, an aspiring journalist who newly graduated from Northwestern University, bag herself a job as Miranda Priestly's personal assistant. A role that "Millions of girls would kill for".

Whilst the two start on the wrong foot, they soon start to grow a fondness for each other. This film saw a revenue of $326.7 million at box office and was a hit for lovers of the fashion industry.

Carrie's Wardrobe

Carrie Bradshaw likes her money where she can see it, hanging in the closet. This iconic wardrobe is home to some of TV's most impressive fashion

Sex and the City, released in 2008 is the first of the two films. The romantic comedy features actors such as Sarah Jessica Parker, playing Carrie Bradshaw, Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes and Kristin Davis as Charlotte Goldenblatt.

The film, taking place in New York, follows the characters' journeys that have taken place after the original series, showing that the girls have all developed and taken personal steps in their lives. However, the girls realise they still have some surprises ahead. Fans of the original show played a huge role in helping the film bring in $418.8 million at box office.

Hide And Seek

Some wardrobes are perfect for hide and seek as well as storing your favourite items. Just be careful you don't have a demon waiting for you in there.

This 2013 horror was the start of many in the Conjuring universe. The Conjuring stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the infamous Lorraine and Ed Warren. Two demonologists struggling to convince the world of their work.

However, one family finds out how real demons are when they move into a house they believed to be perfect for their large family. The family reached out to the Warren's to help them rid of the paranormal phenomena. This film kickstarted the Conjuring series, as well as spin off's such as The Nun. The Conjuring saw revenue of £319.5 million at box office.

Barneys Suit Collection

A wardrobe full of expensive, high-end suits. Who wouldn't be proud of this prestigious collection? Barney's personally tailored closet is home to his pride and joy, and your wardrobe could be too.

How I Met Your Mother started back in 2005 and soon became popular across American and British TV. Neil Patrick Harris plays the well dressed Barney Stinson whose persona, is built around his collection of fancy suits. We discover through the series that young heartbreak was the trigger for his change in personal presentation.

From that moment on, Barney prides himself in his looks, fashion and becoming the ladies man of the friendship group. How I Met Your Mother's popularity saw the show create 208 episodes throughout 9 seasons.

Danny's Film Selection

Danny's film collection may not be as classy as Barney Stinsons suit collection, but it sure needs a strong, well-organised place for storage. As do your items.

Hot Fuzz, released in 2007, shows a highly-skilled police officer Nicholas Angel, portrayed by Simon Pegg, who transfers to the small quiet town of Sandford. Much to his disapproval of the transfer. He soon discovers that he might be the perfect officer to help save the small town from itself and those living in it.

Whilst Nicholas partners with Danny, played by Nick Frost, the two slowly become friends. After shocking discoveries, the two come together to take down those who are plaguing the village. This action-comedy made $80.7 million at box office upon release.


We hope you've enjoyed our list of famous wardrobes using on TV and movie scenes!